Mike Murphy focuses his practice on meeting the legal needs of small businesses and the individuals that run them. Over the course of his career, he has advised companies in many aspects of business, including entity formation, issuances of debt and equity securities, employment and hiring matters, mergers and acquisitions,  secondary sales, intellectual property protection, dissolutions, and initial public offerings.

Mr. Murphy began his career in Silicon Valley at the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and subsequently at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP.


Tel:   209.349.8030

Fax:  209.720.0200

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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center- 2007

  • B.A., Brigham Young University- 2004

Professional Admissions

  • State of California



  • French

  • Tahitian



Community and Professional Involvement

  • Mayor, City of Merced (2016 to 2020)

  • City Councilmember, City of Merced (2011 to 2016)

  • Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum (Great Valley Chapter- Class III)

  • Co-founder, Innovate to Grow competition at University of California, Merced

  • Regional Advisory Board, Small Business Development Center- UC Merced Regional Network

  • Adjunct Lecturer on political science at University of California, Merced (Spring 2014)

  • Co-chairperson, City of Merced 125th anniversary celebration